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The Bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-16 12:06
Subject: Goodbye Brawn Formula 1 ...
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... hello Mercedes GP.

As for Button, looks like he's not German enough for the new owners ("it seems Mercedes is not interested in keeping him on."), so his posited move to McLaren looks more likely.
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Nik Whitehead
User: sharikkamur
Date: 2009-11-16 12:11 (UTC)
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Brawn F1 - the ultimate in one-season wonders.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-16 12:17 (UTC)
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Very true.

The only way they could have surpassed it would have been if Rubens had made second rather than third in the championship.

I wonder if they'll keep the luminous green and white livery: it certainly made them very visible on the track. I suspect not, sadly.
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martyn44
User: martyn44
Date: 2009-11-16 12:22 (UTC)
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I wonder how Button will cope with a team mate who not only can beat him but wants to beat him every time, generally thinks he is sitting in his chair and gets paid more than twice as much.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-16 12:36 (UTC)
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It could be very interesting indeed.

It's certainly a real game of musical chairs this year.
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oldbloke
User: oldbloke
Date: 2009-11-16 13:12 (UTC)
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I'm trying to remember if typical McLaren car characteristics suit Button's style.
I suspect not.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-16 13:17 (UTC)
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On the other hand, Hamilton has just about got used to the go-faster button, and will now lose it again, while Button won't have to unlearn that.

Button's driving style is famously very smooth, which may help preserve fuel and tyres - quite useful when refuelling isn't permitted.
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